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A complete report of the trial of Dr. E.W. Pritchard, for the alleged poisoning of his wife and mother-in-law. reprinted, by special permission, from the 'Scotsman'>. Carefully revised by an eminent lawyer. With an accurate portrait.
Edinburgh: William Kay. 1865. 8vo., portrait frontispiece, viii + 134pp., rather later 19th century half calf over marbled boards, spine simply lettered in gilt, with the original printed yellow upper wrapper bound in, slight wear to joints else a very good copy from the library of Alfred Harmsworth, Lord Northcliffe> (1865-1922), the newspaper proprietor, with his bookplate on front pastedown. First edition thus. Harvard Law Cat.> (1909) II: 1169. This is the celebrated trial of Dr. Edward Pritchard (1825-1865), a well known Glasgow surgeon and the author of several books and a number of medical papers. He was convicted of poisoning his wife and mother-in-law after a five-day trial at the high court in Edinburgh. He in fact confessed his guilt on the day of sentencing and was sentenced to death. He was hanged by William Calcraft in front of Glasgow gaol on 28 July 1865; 100,000 attended what was to be the last public execution in Glasgow.
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